Peter Mortimer is the founder of Sender Films, which he started as a do-it-yourself rock climbing video production project in 1999. Peter was joined at Sender by his college friend Nick Rosen in 2004, and over the last decade the two have enlisted an amazing team to help grow Sender into a leading global adventure film company that produces acclaimed feature-length documentaries, cutting-edge television series and a variety of commercials.
In 2006, Sender joined forces with Big UP Productions to found the REEL ROCK Film Tour, which has become one of the biggest climbing and adventure film tours in the world, with over 400 shows globally, and a brand new REEL ROCK TV Series.
Peter received his BA from Colorado College, and his MFA from USC Film School. Peter, along with Joss Corkin, are proud parents to their daughter Pia, their son Xavier and their intrepid dog Macho.
Nick Rosen is a partner, writer, and producer at Sender Films. He is co-creator of the Emmy-nominated National Geographic Television Series, 'First Ascent,' and co-director of the award-winning film, 'The Sharp End'.
Nick began working as a writer/producer/director with Sender Films in 2005, and since then has created feature films and TV programs for NBC, The Weather Channel, National Geographic Channels International and The New York Times Online.
Nick received his BA in political science from Colorado College, and his masters at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs.
Nick has also developed a career as on-screen talent, starring in the yoga documentary, 'Enlighten Up!' (2008), and providing the voice-overs for The Sharp End and the First Ascent series.
Zac began his career here with a trip to Mt. Everest that resulted in the multiple-award winning film High Tension. He brought a decade of experience in public media and storytelling - starting at the NPR oral-history project StoryCorps, and then producing and reporting for Colorado Public Radio. Zac earned a degree in history from Lewis and Clark College and a certificate in documentary radio from the Salt Institute in Maine. He now hopes to share his love of climbing with his two sons, who insist on bringing plenty of books and crackers to the crag.
Originally from Indiana, Matt has taken a circuitous path to heading up operations at Sender. With engineering degrees from Purdue University and the University of California San Diego, he's worked in everything from seismic analysis to construction management. He's lived in California, Hawaii, and Utah, and now resides in the foothills above Boulder with his wife and two rambunctious sons. Every once in a while he manages to find time for climbing, mountain biking and trail running.
Alison has produced multimedia projects in some of the most dynamic places in the world - Prague, China, New York, Washington D.C. and San Francisco. She's created television programming for cable networks including National Geographic Channel, developed challenges for The Amazing Race, and produced exhibits for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. But lately she’s mainly been working on her funky bike collection in Colorado.
Jaime is the director of the REEL ROCK Film Tour. She hails from Baltimore, MD where she completed a dual BA in French and Communication.She began climbing while working on her undergraduate degree and focused on film during her studies, so REEL ROCK suits her perfectly!
Jaime moved to Boulder, CO in 2007 to work on a Masters degree in Communication and to live in the mountains. She started her own chalk bag business, Crimp Chimps, in 2010 after receiving her graduate degree. Jaime is now happily settled in Boulder where she enjoys being outdoors as much as possible. She also loves pugs, poetry, dance, cooking, hot air balloons, music, and hummingbirds.
Josh is a Boulder native and a graduate from the University of Colorado with a BFA degree in filmmaking. While in college, Josh garnered numerous awards and recognition from the film program, including the Grillo award in 2007, the Goldfarb Award in 2008. He was the Associate Editor on the 2013 award winning music documentary, Muscle Shoals, and an Assistant Editor on the 2015 award winning environmental documentary, Racing Extinction. In life outside of filmmaking, Josh is an avid soccer player, artist, and lead singer/guitarist of the rock band Monocle Stache.
Audrey grew up on the East Coast, swimming in the Atlantic’s icy waters and running around the White Mountains. She was first introduced to the climbing at Rumney while she studied English and Media at Dartmouth College. Her love of storytelling and adventure led her to Iceland’s Westfjords on a conservation fellowship, where she worked as a content producer for local tourism agencies while she wasn’t skiing. In her production future, Audrey’s keen to sink her teeth into more adventure and environmental stories.
Greg is originally from Southern Colorado and graduated from CU's Leeds School of Business in the spring of 2012. He previously held an internship at a local newspaper and worked in the software industry. In his off-hours, Greg is often found biking, writing songs and performing with his band Whiskey Autumn, and hiking Boulder's beautiful trails.
Alex grew up on the beaches of New Jersey, but she's not your average 'Jersey Girl.' Her roots may be in the ocean but her heart has found the mountains. Attending the University of Colorado, Alex graduated with a BA in Sociology and has since then taken an unforgettable adventure around the world exploring the beaches of southeast Asia to the massive mountains in Patagonia. Although she’s relatively new to the climbing community, Alex is eager to expand her knowledge and experience everything the mountains have to offer.
Cassie started crunching numbers for us back in 2011. She loves spreadsheets, calendars & organization. Besides an advanced diploma of yoga teaching and a variety of short courses, her education has been in the field, facilitating business development and administration in a range of industries. Cassie is now in an eternal quest for summer, traveling between Australian beaches and the mountains of Colorado.
Barry Thompson is a Motion Designer based out of Missoula, Montana. He produces compelling visual designs and still image composites for films, documentaries, and commercials, collaborating with filmmakers to tell inspiring stories. Over the past decade, Barry has worked closely with Sender Films, winning an Emmy Award for Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction for his work on the film Valley Uprising. Barry is also the lead designer for the REEL ROCK Film Tour, crafting its unique film identities, visual story elements and effects. When Barry is not in the studio working, you can catch up to him up fly fishing on the Blackfoot River, snowboarding, climbing, or polishing up on his holiday lefse flippin skills.